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Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »
- Steve Montgomery
"Sorry, can you repeat that? I’m playing the new South Park video game. It’s amazing!" The interview has just started, and Chris Hardwick is already apologizing over the phone from his L.A. home. Had almost anyone else mentioned there were gaming in the middle of a conversation, the statement might be considered borderline rude. But come on: This is the man they call "The Nerdist," who's built an empire out of reviewing gadgets, internet binging and hosting conversations with past and present genre icons. It's that passion »
In an announcement that surprised...well, pretty much everybody, David Letterman has revealed that he'll be retiring from late-night television in 2015 - and there was no shortage of reactions from celebs and just regular ol' people on Twitter following the news. Below you can find a roundup of some of the best reactions. David Letterman announces that he will retire next year. CBS frantically looking for someone named Jimmy. — Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) April 3, 2014 David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was. — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2014 Rank everybody on television during the length of his career - all fields, all styles. David Letterman ranks First. #DontRetire — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 3, 2014 David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 3, 2014 Is Letterman leaving over the #Himym finale? — Michelle Collins (@michcoll) April 3, 2014 I vote for @louisck http://t. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Shortly after iconic CBS late-night host David Letterman announced his plan to retire in 2015, Twitter reaction began to pour in from a wide-range of celebrities — and even President Obama — reflecting on the comedian’s legacy. See a selection of those tweets below (more to come):
There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed. http://t.co/UoLVRZduF7— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 03, 2014
David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 03, 2014
David @Letterman announced »
- Stephanie Robbins
It's too early to know much of anything about the race for Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars, but that being said, two of the films in my list of early predicted nominees have already been seen, one is even in theaters. So, is it really all that earlyc Also, isn't it about time we start seeing more Oscar contenders at the beginning of the year rather than the back-loaded log jam at the end of the year that seems to continually prove opening your film in December isn't exactly the best way to find Oscar gloryc However, for those of you that are likely to rush to the comments saying, "This is ridiculous! Wait until later in the year." All I can say is you ought to reevaluate your definition of the word "ridiculous" for more important matters, this is about fun and about getting excited for what are likely »
- Brad Brevet
Alessandro Nivola on Jc Chandor's A Most Violent Year: "It's really dealing with these questions of the American dream and how real it is or not." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Jc Chandor has been filming his latest project A Most Violent Year in New York over the winter, with a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola. In 2013, Chandor had Robert Redford, known only as "Our Man", battle the elements in All Is Lost. On a beautiful, almost spring-like morning this month, Alessandro and I discussed his role as "Oil Man", the influence of Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on the formation of King Bee Productions, and being a first-time producer for Doll & Em, starring and co-written by childhood friends Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer.
Anne-Katrin Titze: We spoke almost to the day three months ago when American Hustle had just opened »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Here we are again after the Golden Globes, Mike Fleming and Anita Busch taking on the task of play by play during the most wide-open Oscar race we can remember. Even on the party circuit, industry insiders who usually have a grasp of who’ll walk away with Oscars were evenly torn between Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D masterpiece Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. Then again, there were so many terrific films that got Best Picture nominations, and all of them have at least a puncher’s chance at an upset. Related: Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions That includes American Hustle, where David O Russell co-wrote the Best Original Script nominee with Eric Warren Singer and got tour de force performances and nominations for Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Perfs so strong there was no room on the nomination roster for perennial Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Harold Ramis Movie?
Given his status as a trailblazer, it’s no surprise that Hollywood bizzers — especially those of the comedic variety — have come out in droves to tweet or type out their thoughts about Ramis and his legacy.
“Harold Ramis and I together did ‘The National Lampoon’ show off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day,’” said Bill Murray. “He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”
“Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director,” Judd Apatow said. “‘Animal House,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Vacation,’ ‘Groundhog Day.’ These films are the touchstones of our lives. I interviewed him when I was 16 years old for my high school radio station and he could not have been more gracious and hilarious. »
- Alex Stedman
Harold Ramis passed away today at the age of 69.
The veteran director and actor was known for films including Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Analyze This and Analyze That, all four of which he wrote and directed, and notably for his role as Dr Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters.
Following the news, tributes have poured in from Ramis's friends and colleagues across Hollywood.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis.
— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) February 24, 2014
Instead of Wednesday's comic, this is what will be put up. I'm sharing it now because reasons. Rip Harold Ramis :_( pic.twitter.com/bV8daK8PD2
— Ash Vickers (@Mega_Ashra) February 25, 2014
Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis
passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and
director. A wonderful husband and dad.
Big loss to us all. bc
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 24, 2014
Egon was my favourite Ghostbuster. »
After portraying slick, ambitious FBI agent Anthony Amado in David O. Russell’s acclaimed crime caper American Hustle, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is currently up for 10 Academy Awards, Alessandro Nivola has booked another buzzy period pic: J.C. Chandor’s New York crime drama A Most Violent Year.
The film, set in the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in New York history, follows a family of immigrants who attempt to create a prospering business without getting dragged into the crime, corruption and decay of the day. Oscar Isaac stars alongside Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks and David Oyelowo.
Nivola joins the cast as Peter Forente, a heating oil distributor and a competitor to Isaac’s character. Given Nivola’s penchant for playing sleazy characters, I’d imagine Forente will be one of the film’s main antagonists, »
- Isaac Feldberg
• LeBron James is getting ready to make his big-screen debut (not as Bane). The NBA superstar could be starring in a Warner Bros. sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam, that Dick Ebersol’s sons — Charlie and Willie — are developing. Michael Jordan appeared in the first film, which grossed $90.4 million domestically and earned a D+ review from EW. In her review, Lisa Schwartzbaum called it an “87-minute novelty act that grew out of a TV commercial for sneakers.” [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Jessica Chastain shared the above picture of her in period garb for director J.C. Chandor in his latest film, A Most Violent Year Chastain completed production on the thriller, which is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history. Expected to hit theaters later this year, Chastain co-stars in the film with Oscar Isaac, Alfred Molina and Albert Brooks as the film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. A24 will handle the domestic release and I have to assume a Toronto or New York Film Festival premiere will be the play. Meanwhile, A24 tweeted out the following pic of a clapperboard from the film's shoot. »
- Brad Brevet
A first-look image has arrived of Jessica Chastain in "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's newest endeavor, "A Most Violent Year." The period crime drama has been in production for a couple of weeks now. Chastain stars alongside Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis") as the heads of an oil business who get caught up in the New York City criminal underworld. Also starring are David Oyelowo ("Middle of Nowhere"), Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Elyes Gabel ("World War Z") and Catalina Sandino Marino ("The Bridge"), while Christopher Abbott (once Charlie on "Girls") and Peter Gerety ("Inside Man") have been added to the cast with undisclosed roles. Here's the official synopsis:“A Most Violent Year” is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to »
- Beth Hanna
J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost was a huge step forward for the Margin Call director, and so I'm incredibly excited for his latest picture, A Most Violent Year. The first image and official synopsis have been released for the film, which is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around "an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built." The great cast also includes Albert Brooks, Alfred Molina, and David Oyelowo. Hit the jump to check out the image and synopsis. Via Jessica Chastain. Synopsis via The Playlist: A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his family trying to expand »
- Matt Goldberg
Following a busy 2013 getting the word out for "All Is Lost," director J.C. Chandor isn't wasting a moment, and is already back to work with his next movie, "A Most Violent Year." And with A24 already planning a fall awards season release, we're not having to wait long at all for our first glimpses of the film. Indeed, Jessica Chastain has already wrapped her work on the movie and on Facebook showed her fans her new look in the '80s set film. Co-starring Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks and Alfred Molina, the film centers on an immigrant trying to make it in the no-holds-barred world of New York City. Here's the official synopsis: A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: J.C. Chandor
Writer: J.C. Chandor
U.S. Distributor: A24
He tapped into mindset of Wall Street before the chic of Scorsese, and he reminded us how film is, in its essence, a visual medium by garnishing a sinking boat/solo journey with more food for thought and while Margin Call and not too shabby sophomore feature All is Lost are bold statements and offer a broad idea of his range, J.C. Chandor’s star might shine bright with A Most Violent Year – a big leagues thriller featuring 80′s trimmings and a Chastain/Isaac combo.
Gist: Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. »
- Eric Lavallee
Jimmy Fallon has clearly come a long way since his bathed-in-sweat premiere hosting “Late Night,” which bore a minor resemblance to Albert Brooks in “Broadcast News.” Yet watching the boyish-looking comic make his debut on “The Tonight Show” Monday, the prevailing sense is NBC’s eagerness to promote him – and elbow Jay Leno toward the exit sign – exhibits a marginal grasp of TV history. Like Conan O’Brien, a more interesting if less accessible talent, Fallon is sure to start well. But one suspects part of Leno’s older audience will drift away, leaving behind some familiar questions about sacrificing reach in the name of younger demos.
O’Brien actually put in 17 years of apprenticeship before he officially got his shot at the 11:35 p.m. slot, only to get a classic lesson in being careful what you wish for. Fallon might be the beneficiary initially in having spent less time as Leno’s lead-out, »
- Brian Lowry
What makes a brilliant script? Is it quotable lines? Is it nuanced dialogue? Or is it just the ability to move the story along and not get in the way? When looking back through the history of screenwriting, there are plenty of iconic films based on previous work; the Writer’s Guild of America voted Casablanca the greatest screenplay of all time, but it’s adapted. So, what is the most important piece of film writing ever written directly for the screen? This list will shift from American to international, conventional to unconventional. Most importantly, these are the scripts that demonstrate how “screenwriting from scratch” is done.
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50. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Written by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, »
- Joshua Gaul
Moviegoers around the world were shocked today to learn that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died at the age of 46 from an apparent drug overdose. As news of the actor's sudden passing spread, his colleagues and admirers took to social media to express their grief and love for a truly undeniable talent.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014
"I'm so shocked, and so sad hearing of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. I enjoyed playing with him on the Big Lebowski. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure. »
Hollywood lost another legendary performer on Feb. 2, when Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment at the age of 46.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his his West Village, New York City apartment on Feb. 2, and his former co-stars and countless admirers instantly took to Twitter to mourn the Capote actor’s death.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies: Celebs Mourn Death On Twitter
Philip was one of the most celebrated actors of his generation; gracing us with his talent in great films like Capote — a film that nabbed him an Oscar for Best Actor — Doubt, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous and, most recently, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He was called an “actor’s actor” and drew rave reviews for pretty much everything he ever did, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood is in mourning.
heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman »
- Shaunna Murphy
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